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Tē tātai i te PAYE mō tētahi utu tōpū Calculate PAYE for a lump sum payment

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Employees with CAE EDW NSW ND or tailored tax codes

Special rules apply to employees with some tax codes.

CAE or EDW tax codes

Do not use the employee’s ordinary flat rate. Use the method below for lump sum payments from primary employment.

NSW, ND, or tailored tax codes

Use the rate you usually would for this employee to calculate the PAYE due on the lump sum payment. Do not use the method described below.

Calculate the grossed up annual value of the employees income

If the employee is paid more than once a month

Add up the employee’s income payments for the 4 weeks ending on the date of the extra payment. Multiply this number by 13 to calculate the grossed-up annual value of their income.

If the employee is paid once a month

Multiply the employee’s monthly income by 12 to get the grossed-up annual value of their income.

Add the secondary threshold amount for secondary tax code users only

If the employee does not use a secondary tax code

Ignore this step.

If the employee uses a secondary tax code

Add the low threshold amount for their secondary tax code to the grossed-up annual value of their income.

Secondary tax code Low threshold amount
SB $0
S $14,001 
SH $48,001
ST $70,001

Calculate the PAYE rate

Add the lump sum payment to the grossed-up annual value of the employee’s income (including their secondary tax code’s low threshold amount, if appropriate). Find the correct row on the table below. The PAYE rate for the lump sum payment is listed alongside.

Most lump sum payments are subject to the ACC earner’s levy. Redundancy payments, retiring allowances and employee share scheme (ESS) benefits are not, regardless of the income source. The ACC levy for 2019-20 tax year is only paid on the first $128,470 earned.

Total of lump sum payment and grossed-up annual value of employee's income (including the secondary tax code's low threshold amount, if appropriate) PAYE rate (including 1.39% ACC levy) PAYE rate for redundancy, retiring payments or ESS benefits (excluding 1.39% ACC levy)
$14,000 or less 11.89% 10.50%
from $14,001 to $48,000 18.89% 17.50%
from $48,001 to $70,000 31.39% 30.00%
from $70,001 to $128,470 34.39% 33.00%
More than $128,470 33.00% 33.00%

Low PAYE rate notification

If the lowest PAYE rate is applied to the lump sum payment, tick the relevant box on the Employer monthly schedule (IR348).

What happens next

You may also need to deduct student loans or KiwiSaver from a lump sum payment.

Submitting payments separately or together also affects the account type you choose when making a payment to us.

Lump sum payments

Choosing the right account type

  

Employer's guide IR335 (PDF 361KB) Download form Weekly and fortnightly PAYE deduction tables - Tax tables for pay periods between 1 April 2019 and March 2020 IR340 (PDF 623KB) Download form